The Care Act 2014 provides a single legal framework for charging for care and support. It enables local authorities to decide whether or not to charge an individual when it is arranging to meet an individual’s care and support needs or a carer’s support needs.
Section 14 of The Care Act 2014 provides local authorities with the power to charge individuals in receipt of care and support services, where the local authority is permitted to charge for the service being provided. Section 14 of The Care Act 2014 provides local authorities with the power to charge for services meeting carers’ needs, by providing services directly to the carer.
Section 17 of The Care Act 2014 permits local authorities to undertake an assessment of financial resources. The financial assessment will determine the level of an individual’s financial resource, and the amount (if any) which the individual is considered able to pay towards the cost of meeting their needs through care and support services.
We will refer to Care and Support Regulations (Statutory Instruments) and Care and Support Statutory Guidance and Annexes issued under The Care Act 2014, in all regards for specific guidance relating to charging.
Our full ASC charging policy is currently under review, and will be available for download again soon. Please use the contact details below if you have any queries.
Page last updated: 08 January 2019